PICASSO’S art is being used in an unusual new exhibition aimed at helping to pay off a town halls debts.

Two paintings by the Malaga artist form part of the exhibition in Torremolinos, nicknamed ‘Art – Fighting the fines’.

Organised by the local branch of the PA (Partida Andalucista) at its own HQ, 10% of the proceeds from any sales are to be used to pay off the towns debts, which are around 60m euros.

As well as Picasso’s two works, there are works from a number of other artists including Axel Caniggia and Miguel Ortiz Berrocal.

The PA is also trying to promote as much local talent as possible via its website www.muchoarte.com.

According to the party, these fines are ‘creating an atmosphere of tension that is damaging the good character of the town’.

Rafael Solis, the party’s candidate for mayor of Torremolinos next year, said: “Tourists love Torremolinos and its climate, its services and its cultural richness, but also for out tolerant and fun-loving character.

“There is a lot of untapped artistic talent in our town, and we hope to take advantage of that.”

The exhibition can be found at 14, Avenida Palma de Mallorca, between 10am and 2pm.

Visit www.muchoarte.es for more information.

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